Same-Sex Couples Await Supreme Court Arguments

Same-Sex Couples Await Supreme Court Arguments

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MOBILE, Alabama -

Many local same sex couples and supporters will have an eye on Washington this week. The Supreme Court is set to hear two cases dealing with same sex marriage.

The first tackles California's Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in the state. The other is a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Ac,  which denies federal benefits to spouses in gay marriages.

Cari Searcy and Kimberly McKeand have been a couple for nearly 15 years and are hoping for legal acceptance of same-sex marriage.

"It comes back to filing our taxes to buying houses, to being able to make medical decisions for each other. Just basic family protection and that is what it's about. I' about asking for full equality under the law," said Searcy.

The court will hear arguments on the Prop 8 case Tuesday morning. The Defense of Marriage Act Case will be argued on Wednesday.

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